[Videonews] *New Release* WATER DETECTIVES

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Wed, 7 Nov 2007 13:22:26 -0500

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,
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Water is the new oil. CNN, the networks, PBS News Hour and and even Fox
News have recently featured reports that across the world, from
California to Georgia, from South Africa to Bolivia, access to drinking
and agricultural water is increasingly tenuous. How can an ordinary kid
fight this global threat? In just over ten minutes WATER DETECTIVES
tells us. =20
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Study Guide Available

WATER DETECTIVES
A Film by David Springbett=20
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In Matamoros, Mexico, a severe water shortage led to a one-of-a-kind
solution: The city put local children in charge of changing adult
attitudes and habits.=20
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Thousands of schoolchildren were enlisted as "Water Detectives."
Educated in concepts of water conservation, and encouraged to discuss
the importance of proper water usage with adults, Water Detectives were
authorized to give "tickets" to transgressors who were seen to be
wasting water, and the municipality followed up by fixing leaks and
visiting homes. The result? Matamoros lowered its water consumption by
nearly 20% in just one year.

Featuring lively narration from Mariana, Carlos and Raoul - three Water
Detectives - the film's message is inspiring for children and adults
everywhere, and captures at work useful paradigm for geographers and
planners who deal with water issues.

This engaging and empowering short documentary proves that local
conservation efforts can have far-reaching results, with implications
for all of us.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
<http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=3D53675>=20

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Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager
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National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
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Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
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Dear=20 Videonews Subscribers,
 
Water=20 is the new oil.  CNN, the networks, PBS News Hour and and even = Fox=20 News have recently featured reports that across the world, from = California=20 to Georgia, from South Africa to Bolivia, access to drinking and = agricultural=20 water is increasingly tenuous. How can an ordinary kid fight this = global=20 threat?  In just over ten minutes WATER DETECTIVES tells us. =20
 
Study Guide Available

WATER DETECTIVES
Film by David = Springbett=20
 
In=20 Matamoros, Mexico, a severe water shortage led to a one-of-a-kind = solution: The=20 city put local children in charge of changing adult attitudes and = habits.=20
 
Thousands of schoolchildren were enlisted as "Water=20 Detectives."  Educated in concepts of water conservation, and = encouraged to=20 discuss the importance of proper water usage with adults, Water = Detectives=20 were authorized to give "tickets" to transgressors who were seen to be = wasting=20 water, and the municipality followed up by fixing leaks and visiting = homes. The=20 result? Matamoros lowered its water consumption by nearly 20% in just = one=20 year.

Featuring lively narration from Mariana, Carlos = and Raoul=20 - three Water Detectives - the film's message is inspiring for=20 children and adults = everywhere, and captures at work useful paradigm for = geographers=20 and planners who deal with water issues.

This engaging = and=20 empowering short documentary proves that local conservation efforts = can=20 have far-reaching results, with implications for all of = us.

CLI= CK HERE TO=20 READ MORE!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR=20 iSTORE!

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. = Sales=20 Manager
 
National Film Board of = Canada
1123=20 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
 
Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 = 8502
Mob=20 347 873 5160
Eml
d.mcginty@nfb.ca
 
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